Date: 12th February 2017 at 3:16pm
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By Will Butcher

Aston Villa fans have reacted with resignation on Twitter after Ross McCormack scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest.

The 30-year-old joined the two-time European Cup champions on loan with just hours remaining in the January transfer window, and found the back of the net in Forest’s 5-1 defeat to Norwich.

Coming on as a 56th minute substitute for winger Jamie Ward, McCormack scored his first goal in the red of Forest and fourth of the season after a dismal first half to the season at Villa.

The former Leeds and Fulham ace was played through on goal in the second half with the scoreline at 4-0 to Alex Neil’s side, before placing a delicate chip over goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Aston Villa fans reacted in comical fashion on Twitter, with many many finding it ironic that McCormack would find his shooting boots the moment he leaves Villa Park. Some fans rued the move, as Villa lost 1-0 at home to Ipswich Town.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

McCormack moved to the Midlands club in the summer from Championship rivals Fulham for a fee believed to be around £12million.

But the Scotland international managed just three goals in 22 games in claret and blue. Steve Bruce’s decision to sign Scott Hogan in the window meant McCormack became expendable, prompting a move to the City Ground.

In other Aston Villa news, here are three reasons why Bruce is still the right man for the job.

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